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This Week’s Inspired Insight

November 11th, 2018

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Count your blessings.  -Og Mandino

“Once you realize how valuable you are and how much you have going for you, the smiles will return, the sun will break out, the music will play, and you will finally be able to move forward the life that God intended for you with grace, strength, courage and confidence,” explains Og Mandino, author of the best-selling book, The Greatest Salesman in the World.  He lived from 1923 to 1996.

This week, I encourage you to count your blessings!

Enjoy a happy and productive week!

Stephanie

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This Week’s Inspired Insight

November 4th, 2018

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You cannot do something new by doing old things.  If you want your life to change, you have to change your life. -Neale Donald Walsch

“So go ahead.  It’s safe,” advises Neale Donald Walsch, author of the Conversations with God series and other books.  “And it’s also…about time.”

This week, I encourage you to consider:  is it “about time” to change your life and do something new?

Enjoy a happy and productive week!

Stephanie

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This Week’s Inspired Insight

October 21st, 2018

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Whatever you are thinking is like planning a future event. -Abraham Hicks

“When you are appreciating, you are planning,”  explains Abraham in Ask and It is Given by Esther and Jerry Hicks.  “When you are worrying, you are planning.  (Worrying is using your imagination to create something you do not want.)”  Esther Hicks presents fascinating teachings of Abraham, a non-physical entity, on the art of allowing our natural well-being through books and workshops worldwide.

This week, I invite you to interrupt thoughts of worry and, instead, think about future events that you DO want.

Enjoy a happy and productive week!

Very best,

Stephanie

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This Week’s Inspired Insight

October 11th, 2018

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You can only succeed, you cannot fail.  -Neale Donald Walsch

“Failure is impossible;  it is an illusion,” explains Neale Donald Walsch, author of the Conversations with God series and other books.  “Everything advances you on your journey.”

This week, I invite you to consider that you “can only succeed.”  Life is always moving you forward!

Enjoy a happy and productive week!

Very best,

Stephanie

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This Week’s Inspired Insight

October 6th, 2018

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Once we begin to look for what’s right, our lives begin spinning in unimaginably exciting new directions.  -Pam Grout

“Instead of asking, “What’s wrong?” – probably the most repeated question in the entire English language – focus on “What’s right?”” advises Pam Grout, author of E2 – Nine Do-It-Yourself Energy Experiments That Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality.  “That’s the only question that really means anything.  The answer is the new, more joyful story you’re endeavoring to create,” she continues.

This week, I invite you to ask, “What’s right?”

Enjoy a happy and productive week!

Very best,

Stephanie

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This Week’s Inspired Insight

September 30th, 2018

You’ve spent years learning how to read and write, years learning how to speak.  But what about listening? -Stephen R. Covey

“What training or education have you had that enables you to listen so that you really, deeply understand another human being from that individual’s own frame of reference?” asks Stephen Covey in The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.  “So if you want to be really effective in the habit of interpersonal communication, you cannot do it with technique alone.  You have to build the skills of empathic listening….that inspires openness and trust.”

This week, I encourage you to listen really deeply when others speak.

Enjoy a happy and productive week!

Very best,

Stephanie

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This Week’s Inspired Insight

September 23rd, 2018

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Be impeccable with your word.  -Don Miguel Ruiz

“Why your word?” asks Don Miguel Ruiz, in his inspiring book, The Four Agreements.  “Your word is the power you have to create…The word is a force;  it is the power you have to express and communicate, to think, and thereby to create the events in your life,”  he continues.  Don Miguel Ruiz is an international best-selling author, whose works are based on ancient Toltec wisdom.

Don Miguel Ruiz devotes an entire chapter to this concept, the first of four agreements about which he writes. “Impeccability of the word can lead you to personal freedom, to huge success and abundance;  it can take away all fear and transform it into joy and love,” he explains.

This week, I invite you to be very conscious of the words you use, both in your personal thoughts, as well as in your communication with others.  Choose to be impeccable with your word.

Enjoy a happy and productive week!

Very best,

Stephanie

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This Week’s Inspired Insight

September 16th, 2018

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Compliments are gifts of prosperity.  Learn to accept them graciously.  -Louise Hay

“So many people want to be rich, and yet they won’t accept a compliment,” explained Louise Hay in her best-selling book, You Can Heal Your Life.  “My mother taught early to smile and say, “Thank you” when I received a compliment or gift.  This advice has been an asset all my life.”  Louise Hay was an internationally known author, lecturer and leader in the personal growth field.

This week, I encourage you to accept compliments graciously and given them generously.

Enjoy a happy and productive week!

Very best,

Stephanie

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This Week’s Inspired Insight

September 2nd, 2018

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Don’t let age dictate what you can and cannot do. -Tao Porchon-Lynch

“I’m not interested in what I can’t do, only what I can,” explains Tao Porchon-Lynch during a TEDxColumbiaSIPA talk in 2014.  “Think, this is going to be the best day of  my life,”  she advises.  At the time of this talk, Tao Porchon-Lynch was a yoga instructor at age 95.  She recounts that she began competitive ballroom dancing at 87 and her ballroom dance partners are seventy years younger than she is!  Growing up in India, her life was greatly influenced by her uncle, a personal friend of Mahatma Gandhi.

This week, I encourage you to stay interested in what you can do, regardless of your age.

Enjoy a  happy and productive week!

Very best

Stephanie

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This Week’s Inspired Insight

August 26th, 2018

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Be excellent.  -Oprah Winfrey

“Let excellent be your brand,”  advised Oprah Winfrey during her commencement speech to the 2012 graduating class at Spelman College.  “Everybody talks about building a brand.  I never even knew what that was.  When people would say, “You’re a brand,” I’d say, “No, I’m just Oprah.”  What I recognize now is that my choice…to do the right thing and the excellent thing is what has created the brand.”

This week I encourage you to “let excellent be your brand.”

Enjoy a happy and productive week!

Stephanie

 

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